How To Remove Rust From A Rusty Cast Iron Frying Pan: DIY


hi this is Mary from the workshop hero team and I have Brian here. He’s going to demonstrate how to get the rust off the frying pan that he wants to use this morning for breakfast. “Did you cook any eggs on there Brian?” Not yet. “No, how bad is it?” It’s pretty bad we’re gonna going to clean it up so we can cook some eggs. “Alright, lets see. Turn it over to the backside.” Pretty rusty, I wouldn’t cook an egg in there at this point.” We better hurry up though. I’m hungry. So I would say based on what I see here you’re probably a rust expert I got a few images of the rusty parts you got in your booth so we’ll we’ll do our best with metal rescue to remove it Mary’s going to take it over and put it in some metal rescue rust remover bath we back with you at the end of the day. “Excellent” Ok, we are back with the rusty frying pan to the metal rescue booth. I have the rusty pan again, I am going to proceed to dip it into the solution. Now this is about as far as it’ll go. There we go. We’re going to submerge the entire thing in Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath. And let it soak and do it’s magic. Alright, here we are the next day we are going to go check out our cast-iron pan see how it did for breakfast this morning from de-rusting to some eggs! Alright, they’re going to be cooking any minute. Very shortly. Sounds good Come back in the in about 1/2 hour. alright looks a little better than before. That thing looks perfect! Awesome, unbelievable! Thanks Guys!

19 comments on “How To Remove Rust From A Rusty Cast Iron Frying Pan: DIY”

  1. outdoorsman310 says:

    just use electrolysis

  2. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    @outdoorsman310 Metal Rescue™ prides itself on being clean, safe, and EASY! All you need is Metal Rescue™ and a container. No other steps needed.

  3. outdoorsman310 says:

    @metalrescue what are the ingredients or where can i get it? can I just dump it in the yard when im done?

  4. outdoorsman310 says:

    @metalrescue how much is it?

  5. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    To find Metal Rescue in a store near you visit the zip code locator on our website. We also sell it online and through Summit Racing's website. Summit Racing offers it with same day and flat rate shipping.

  6. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    As supplied, Metal Rescue is non corrosive, non-flammable, non-toxic and biodegradeable. Although Metal Rescue is not hazardous, contaminents introduced during the use of the product (oils, paints, heavy metals) could render the product hazardous if the amount is above waste limits. You should check with your local, state & federal authorities to ensure proper and legal disposal.

  7. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    @outdoorsman310 As supplied, Metal Rescue is non-crorrosive, non-flammable, non-toxic and biodegradeable. It is available at Menards, Summit Racing, Original Parts Group, along with Motor State and Atech high perfromance automotive retail shops. As stated above Metal Rescue is a non-hazardous product. The only thing that will dictate how Metal Rescue is disposed of is if hazardous materials are intorduced to the solution (oils, paints, heavy metals)

  8. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    @outdoorsman310 Metal Rescue retails for $25 per gallon

  9. outdoorsman310 says:

    @metalrescue sounds like a good product does it work on aluminum? it is expensive though

  10. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    Metal Rescue does not work on aluminum. Aluminum creates a white corrosion or pitting on the surface . Metal Rescue works on red rust (iron oxide) only. Metal Rescue will not harm aluminum like other acid based surface cleaners and rust removers will. Metal Rescue retails for $25/gallon and available at many fine retail outlet listed on our website.

  11. Yvonne S says:

    I would have liked to see you actually pull the pan out of where you left it overnight in that bucket. It's hard to believe that dry, silver pan in the bbq pit is the same pan.

  12. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    Hi Yvonne, visit our Metal Rescue YouTube page and check out some of our other videos. We have a bunch that have us pulling the part out of Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath!

  13. Yvonne S says:

    Will do. Thanks for the response:o)

  14. hipcatwho says:

    I would have liked to see the eggs cooking,in that silver cast iron pan.I bet they slid all around. i see this stuff is 25 bucks a gallon I could have cleaned that pan up in 10 minutes with a dollars worth of sand paper.

  15. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    Hi hipcatwho, thanks for watching our video. Although sand paper is less expensive, it doesn't do the work for you like Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath. Metal Rescue™ is a one step process, just soak your rusty part in it, and watch the rust disappear. It's even safer than sand paper, no paper cuts! Also, Metal Rescue is water based, so it doesn't leave any type of greasy or toxic residue on the metal.

  16. hipcatwho says:

    Thanx for the reply to my post. after looking at the start showing the rusty skillet i might not clean this up as easy as i thought.

  17. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    That frying pan was lightly rusted, Metal Rescue restored it in minutes. If your pan is heavily rusted and pitted because rust, Metal Rescue WILL work on it, it will just take longer to remove the rust. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  18. Cor Blaak says:

    After you derust the pan you have to season it otherwise everyting wil stick on to the bottom, caustic soda works wel to or electrolises

  19. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath from Workshop Hero says:

    Have any questions or comments? We'd love to hear them! Let us know below!

    Thanks for watching!

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